Nearly 6 million voting-age Americans won’t be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election because of various state laws that disenfranchise people previously convicted of felonies.

Almost half of the total disenfranchised population lives in the 12 states with the most stringent restrictions, where voting rights can be denied to

Source:: The Lowdown

MAP: States Where Felons Can’t Vote 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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